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U.C. Berkeley, M.S. 1982
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University of Michigan, Ph.D. 1975
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University of Michigan, B.S.
Electrical Engineering

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Bill Joy

“Siluria’s technology turns natural gas into fuels and materials with the right economics. The resulting products have the potential for lower-carbon emissions and can bring new sources of fuel and chemicals in regions, such as the United States, which have large supplies of natural gas but far less raw materials than they consume. Using methane and Siluria’s technology to replace imported crude will not only be very profitable but help address energy-security and climate change.”

Dr. Bill Joy joined KPCB in 2005 as a partner in KPCB’s Greentech Practice. He helped develop KPCB’s strategy of funding game-changing technologies broadly addressing the twin problems of climate change and sustainability. He is working broadly on ventures in areas such as wind, solar and thermoelectric power generation; low-cost electrical energy storage; renewable fuels and green chemicals from non-fuel sources; low-embodied-energy materials; energy-efficient electronics; and other areas.

Dr. Joy was previously a founder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems, where he was a key designer involved with a number of Sun technologies. As an inventor, He is named on more than 40 patents. Dr. Joy’s many contributions were recognized in a Fortune cover story which called him the “Edison of the Internet.”

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Engineering, honoris causa, from the University of Michigan. Dr. Joy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a trustee of the Aspen Institute.

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